Whiteman Avenue Homicide
Statement of EPD Chief Travis Bennett:
On 11/18/2021 at approximately 11:39 pm, Elkins Police Department officers responded to a residence located at 112 Whiteman Avenue for a reported shooting.
Upon arrival, officers encountered a male subject suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. EPD officers provided medical aid to the victim until Randolph County Emergency Medical Services arrived on scene. The victim, Timothy Slayton (41), was transported to Davis Medical Center where he died a short time later.
Officers were able to quickly develop a suspect and locate him at his residence located at 1117 South Kerens Avenue. The suspect, Heath Coberly (48), was taken into custody by the Elkins Police Department without incident at 1:03am. Coberly is charged with Murder. I would like to thank the WV State Police, Randolph County Sheriff’s Department, the Randolph County Prosecutors Office, and Randolph County EMS for their assistance with this incident.
As this is an ongoing investigation, we are not able to release additional information at this time.
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